SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Two passengers on board a small airplane have been transported to the hospital after the plane had to make an emergency landing at Miami Executive Airport in Southwest Miami-Dade.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded to an alert three call at the airport, located at 14150 Southwest 127th Street, just after 9:30 a.m., Monday.
Officials said one pilot and two passengers were on board the plane. Two victims were transported to the hospital, one as a trauma alert.
The third victim was treated at the scene and is said to be OK.
“When crews arrived they saw a small aircraft that had made an emergency landing,” said MDFR Public Information Officer Erika Benitez. “We have three patients, one of these patients was a trauma alert and was transported to a local trauma center, while the other two — one was transported to a local hospital and the last patient was treated and released on scene.”
7SkyForce HD flew over the scene where the small plane could be seen in a grassy field.
Federal Aviation Administration officials said the Piper PA-28 aircraft crashed shortly after taking off from the airport.
The FAA is investigating and said the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause of the crash.
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